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GTGC #271 The Loveless


Welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast. On this week's episode, we travel back to the 80s to talk motorcycles and leather jackets. Our focus this week? Kathryn Bigelow's directorial debut, The Loveless. In addition, it is also Willem Defoe's feature debut, as well.

Riding with The Loveles

The Loveless is co-written and co-directed by Bigelow and Monty Montgomery. It's the story of a biker gang, led by Defoe, who ride into a small town. The locals aren't too fond of these leather-clad miscreants and tense up, hoping they won't cause trouble. What ensues is an existential study on outsiders, masculinity and classicism in the 50s.

We were a bit taken aback by our thoughts on The Loveless. It wasn't quite what we expected, but we were quite intrigued. In this episode, we play our weekly game; this week, Cinema's Best Bad Boys. Afterwards, we pull into analysis. We try to frame this debut into the rest of Bigelow's filmography. We also discuss the theme's that are rampant in the film, and some of her other works. After all of that, we make the final verdict—shelf or trash.

So grab your chaps, it's time to ride off with The Loveless. 


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